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Evan J. Smith
Mustang360 Network Content Director
February 13, 2012

Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords magazine is currently seeking a highly motivated and skilled person to fill the position of Associate Editor in our Tampa, Florida office. The job of Associate Editor for Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords magazine demands excellent writing and communication skills, an intimate knowledge of late-model (1979-present Ford vehicles), and the ability to interact with advertisers, clients and enthusiasts, from all walks of life.

Required Skills:

  • Must possess excellent writing/communication skills--with the ability to craft a high volume of in-depth technical and feature editorial content that is compelling and easy to understand by a wide reader demographic.
  • Should have an in-depth technical knowledge of late-model Ford performance vehicle systems, including engine/drivetrain, chassis/suspension, electronics, and common performance modifications.
  • Must have an in-depth knowledge of the performance aftermarket as it relates to the Mustang hobby, including common modifications, racing, and the ability to spot/follow trends as they develop.
  • Must be organized, punctual, and have the ability to handle multiple tasks.
  • Must have the ability to take high-quality "still" and action photography (and video) for use in tech articles, car features, and event coverage. Knowledge of studio photography and videography is a plus.
  • Must be able to interact with advertisers, racers, enthusiasts, race promoters, etc. in a professional manner.
  • Must have a vast knowledge of the Internet, as it relates to current social media and the Mustang hobby.
  • Be willing to travel during the week and on weekends.
  • Should have the ability to build, maintain, and service Ford performance vehicles.

Specific duties include:

  • Assist Publisher and Editor with planning the content and editorial direction of the magazine and web channels according to its technical/feature/event focus, in accordance with editorial policy, etc.
  • Writing a high volume of content for use in the magazine and MM&FF website and FB/Twitter pages.
  • Photographing and gathering video for car features, events, and technical articles, etc.
  • Traveling to specific events, including press launches, track tests, race and show events, car shoots, tech installs, etc.
  • Assist Publisher and Editor with developing editorial calendar for the magazine.
  • Assist Publisher and Sr. Tech Editor to develop monthly story plan for magazine.
  • Develop story or content ideas, considering reader or audience appeal on a monthly basis.
  • Read, evaluate and edit manuscripts or other materials submitted for all content channels and confer with authors regarding changes in content, style or organization.
  • Read editorial copy proofs to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax.
  • Verify facts, dates, and statistics, using standard reference sources.
  • Manage selected MM&FF project cars and programs.
  • Interface with Account Executives/National Account Managers to build a solid rapport with MM&FF advertisers for the purpose of building new editorial content ideas
  • Travel to events and/or shops for the purposes of creating/covering editorial.
  • Build a catalogued digital library of generic tech/feature pictures for use in MM&FF stories.
  • Manage the production cycle in conjunction with Managing Editor and Production Department.

If interested, please visit " target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.sourceinterlink.com and select "Careers," then "Current Opportunities." Search for the Associate Editor posting and submit your application.

In addition, please forward resume to evan.smith@sorc.com.

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